Api bug, popularity broken?

Since days I get broken or strange values returned by twitch api for channel popularity, example:

Metro Exodus, showing popularity=0

{“name”:“Metro Exodus”,“popularity”:0,"_id":497410,“giantbomb_id”:59897,“box”:{“large”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Metro%20Exodus-272x380.jpg",“medium”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Metro%20Exodus-136x190.jpg”,“small”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Metro%20Exodus-52x72.jpg”,“template”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Metro%20Exodus-{width}x{height}.jpg”},“logo”:{“large”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Metro%20Exodus-240x144.jpg”,“medium”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Metro%20Exodus-120x72.jpg”,“small”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Metro%20Exodus-60x36.jpg”,“template”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Metro%20Exodus-{width}x{height}.jpg”},“localized_name”:"Metro Exodus”,“locale”:""}

or Anthem (too low/broken value ?)

{“name”:“Anthem”,“popularity”:88,"_id":460696,“giantbomb_id”:46632,“box”:{“large”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Anthem-272x380.jpg",“medium”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Anthem-136x190.jpg”,“small”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Anthem-52x72.jpg”,“template”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-boxart/Anthem-{width}x{height}.jpg”},“logo”:{“large”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Anthem-240x144.jpg”,“medium”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Anthem-120x72.jpg”,“small”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Anthem-60x36.jpg”,“template”:“https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/ttv-logoart/Anthem-{width}x{height}.jpg”},“localized_name”:“Anthem”,“locale”:"”}

The values doesnt correspong anymore problerly with the sorting, showing weird vales jumping around, some very low or 0, even the game has thousands of viewers:

Then randomly the value is correct again and then broken. For example the metro value is working again after 20 minutes of making this post.

What API requests are you making to obtain this data?

https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/games/top?limit=13&offset=0

Was this recently changed and the value “viewers” added? “popularity” was before the viewer count actually for the game, but now it randomly shows “broken” values or 0 for some games.

This just happened a few moments ago showing 0 again, and then some moments later something like xxxxx again.

Ah

I believe that for most cases where popularity is zero the games been artificially promoted up the list.

But it could just be broken

Right now it seems fine. Could also just be a temporary issue, search likes to go a bit wack all the time. So could be related

I am experiencing the same problem. The data was weird for a couple of days, but since Feb 17, 9pm the popularity for many games is just a static number:

I am performing this request to fetch the popularity:

https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/search/games?q=GAME_NAME&client_id=XXXX&type=suggest

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